Richard Dale TomshackThe Ancestral File does not contain source citations. I wrote to Mr. Tomshack in 1994, and received in reply a printout with updated information, though not much in the way of sources. This information is in my database, but I have not personally checked out much of it. Mr. Tomshack also mentioned a contact in Massena, NY:
701 South Jessica
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Mrs. Pauline DeshaiesI wrote to her in Fall 1995, but have not yet received a response. I also happened to meet:
66 Ames St.
Massena, NY 13662
Robert Mills Smithwho seems to have a lot of information on Kirkeys and related families in Massena and north into Canada. He also mentioned Mrs. Deshaies, and ``had seen her two rooms full of materials.'' I sent him my data and spoke with him on the phone. He said he would send me what he has, but I haven't received it yet.
315 Arnold Avenue
West Babylon, NY 11704-6919
According to the information I have from the above sources, The name ``Kirkey'' is an anglicized version of ``Cartier,'' which was adopted by Jean-Baptiste Cartier when he came to Massena, NY.